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Diet and Weight Loss

These stories on diets are one of the best ways to lose weight and follow a healthy lifestyle as these stories are research based and resources provided. At EmaxHealth Diet and Weight Loss directory readers will find the latest news and research on the subject coming from the medical community.

Beware of deceptive food packages that sabotage diets

As you browse the aisles of your local grocery store or look through your own kitchen cabinets, you may notice the persuasive techniques being used by the manufacturers. The current trend is to label things with promises of health, vitality and weight loss. Brands boast about their low-calorie contents and antioxidant properties. However, there is a dark side to the food packaging industry that may be sabotaging your diet.

One Food Every Dieter Should Eat

seaweed salad

Every dieter has foods on his or her list that are a must, and the foods typically are on the list because they are associated with the “theme” of the diet, such as vegetarian/vegan, paleo, low-carb, high-protein, low-fat, and so on. I don’t want to put this one food into a category (although it could definitely fit into the first choice and several others) because it’s in a category of its own: seaweed.

How Mediterranean Diet Trumps Low-Fat Diet for Weight Loss

Mediterranean Diet

Although eating a low-fat diet seems like a logical means of losing weight, research shows it does not work. According to Harvard Medical School, a better option is the Mediterranean diet, which has been linked to lower cardiovascular disease and a host of other health benefits. Since obesity is associated with various illnesses, it makes sense that the same manner of eating that leads to greater wellness would also promote weight management.

Weight Loss Efforts Should Start With The Mind, Here’s How

Mind and Weight Loss

Each year, many Americans resolve to lose weight and take various steps geared toward doing so, from drinking shakes and eating pre-packaged meals to exercising more vigorously. For the most part, this leads to some pound shedding, at first. Yet over time, old habits return -- as do the pounds, and many dieters are left heavier than when they started.

Addiction and dangerous weight loss: How to seek help

Have you noticed a loved one is losing a dangerous amount of weight, acting strangely and showing signs of addiction? Alcohol Abuse Interventions in Indiana has helped many addicts, and explains the person needs to see that he or she must change to survive. You might encounter a situation where you suspect a close friend or a relative has a drug or alcohol problem by noticing their weight fluctuate.

Preferable Method for Monitoring Weight in Adolescents with Eating Disorders

Measuring a child's weight alternative

Do you have a child with an eating disorder? Getting him or her on a scale can be challenging and escalate conflict in the home. A new study reveals a preferable method―for both parents and their children―for monitoring weight changes in adolescents with eating disorders.

Alternatives to a tennis partner: 5 tennis activities for fitness

Tennis is a great form of exercise because it encourages running, increases upper body strength and uses jolting activity that can reduce the likelihood of hip fractures in the future. Tennis is also a fun way to burn calories, so you can lose weight and focus on getting fit while building muscles. Practicing the sport can also improve hand-eye coordination and develop muscles that improve flexibility and the ability to stop quickly.

How to improve your health with the right nutrition counseling

What if you did not have to sit for two hours in a cold, crowded waiting room, so a doctor could see you for a few minutes just to give you inadequate help? Nutrition coaching is changing how patients receive care, and it can help improve your health. Kelli Shallal, MPH, RD, CPT recently shared her unique approach to wellness and nutrition.

How to get your exercise motivation back

You already know that exercise is a crucial part of a weight loss program, but it is not easy to stay motivated. You probably dread getting up early every morning to battle other people for the gym equipment, and you are used to making excuses to avoid your workouts. However, exercise can be fun, and you do not have to suffer through a boring routine to lose weight.

Top health tips for seniors to maintain their independence and weight

Seniors face multiple challenges as they age, but maintaining their independence and a healthy weight are crucial factors. The elderly often live alone and lose their enthusiasm or ability to cook. In addition, they may face problems with mobility and transportation, so keeping their independence is a struggle. However, there are steps that seniors and their families can take to help them stay in their homes.

Adolescent Obesity Could Be A Risk Factor for Multiple Sclerosis

adolescent obesity could be a risk factor for multiple sclerosis

The findings of a systematic review indicate that adolescent obesity could be a risk factor for multiple sclerosis. If future research supports this idea, it “would be of major significance,” according to experts at the University of British Columbia, especially given the rising number of children and adolescents who are overweight or obese.